Content tagged with plastic waste

Toby McCartney

Take Me Home, Plastic Roads

A new company has its eyes set on the world's roads. Through their 'magic formula', they want to minimise not just the environmental impacts of road building and maintenance, but also help reduce the plastic waste issue and, while they're at it, ensure that tax payers' money goes the extra mile. How do they do it? Read on

Recycling LEGO Style: ByFusion Presses Ocean Waste Into Plastic Building Blocks

We all know that there's a problem. And the solution, unfortunately, isn't going to be all that simple. But now there is hope! The huge amounts of plastic waste floating in the world's oceans is one of the most pressing evironmental challenges of this century. But now there's a new technology which takes that waste and turns it into something new, in an eco-friendly, low-emission and non-toxic way. Read on

© Saltwater Brewery

A Six Pack NOT to Die For

Some fish and birds may get caught in it, others may choke on it. Our oceans are so full of the stuff that masses of it, equivalent to the size of countries, are found floating around. Plastic waste continues to blight and threaten marine ecosystems, but with its edible six pack rings, this small brewery is having no part in it. Read on

tookapic

Avoiding Bottled Water

Everyone drinks water every day - it's the worlds number one drink. But all water is not created equal, we're taught. Marketers would have us believe that bottled water is healthier water. If you have a closer look at the labels or ads, they promise you water from deep, pristine pools of spring water or majestic alpine peaks and tell you about the benefits of drinking this water. In reality, bottled water is just water - mostly tap-water! Sometimes it is of even worse quality than that out of your tap. However, that fact isn’t stopping people from buying plenty of bottled water, a trend which has negative consequences for the environment. Read on